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Famous Turks

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

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  • Hasim Iscan politician
  • Nejet Isler actor
  • Izel singer
J - K
  • Remzi Aydin Jonturk director, producer, screenwriter
  • Kadri of Pergamon linguist
  • Sabri Kalic film director
  • Ercument Kalmik artist
  • Orhan Veli Kanik poet
  • Hamit Kaplan Olympic medalist, weightlifter
  • Yildiz Kaplan actress
  • Semih Kaplanoglu playwright
  • Cem Karaca musician
  • Tamer Karadagli actor
  • Ismail Hakki Karadayi former commander Turkish Armed Forces
  • Tugba Karademir figure skater
  • Pelin Karahan actress
  • Nil Karaibrahimgil singer
  • Sezai Karakoc poet
  • Mimar Kasemi architect
  • Omer Kavur director
  • Binnur Kaya actress
  • Hazal Kaya actress
  • Sumeyra Kaya boxer
  • Aysun Kayaci actress
  • Kayahan singer
  • Levent Kazak screenwriter
  • Omer Ali Kazma artist
  • Necdet Kent former diplomat
  • Yildiz Kenter actress
  • Gokhan Keser actor
  • Hakki Keskin politician
  • Kemal Kilicdaroglu politician
  • Guven Kirac actor
  • Gokhan Kirdar musician
  • Ahmet Kirecci Olympic medalist, wrestler
  • Mahsun Kirmizigul singer
  • Alp Kirsan actor
  • Tevfik Kis Olympic medalist, wrestler
  • Huseyin Kivrikoglu former commander Turkish Armed Forces
  • Fikret Kizilok musician
  • Hulya Kocyigit actress
  • Basak Koklykaya actress
  • Fusun Koksal composer
  • Pinar Koksal composer
  • Zeynep Koltuk actress
  • Erkin Koray musician
  • Fahri Koruturk former president
  • Isik Kosaner former military general
  • Yasemin Kozanoglu actress
  • Cagla Kubat actress
  • Cengiz Kucukayvaz actor
  • Cahit Kulebi poet
  • Zeki Kuneralp former diplomat
  • Arda Kural actor
  • Tuncel Kurtiz actor
  • Fikret Kuskan actor
  • Burak Kut singer
  • Halil Kut former governor, military commander
  • Onat Kutlar writer
  • Perran Kutman actress
  • Begum Kutuk actress

L - N

  • Abdulcelil Levni painter
  • Zulfu Livaneli musician
  • Baris Manco singer
  • Janet Akyuz Mattei astronomer
  • Ferit Melen former prime minister
  • Adnan Menderes former prime minister
  • Ilham Mimaroglu musician
  • Ahmed Dede Muneccimbasi astronomer
  • Zeki Muren singer
  • Mustafa Naima historian
  • Leyla Neyzi anthropologist
  • Nez (Nezihe Kalkan) dancer, singer
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  • Mert Ocal model, actor
  • Abdullah Ocalan politician
  • Songul Oden actress
  • Sukru Ali Ogel former director intelligence agency
  • Yaman Okay actor
  • Tankut Oktem sculptor
  • Zeki Okten film director
  • Zuhal Olcay actress
  • Salih Omurtak former military general
  • Arzum Onanactress
  • Bulent Oran screenwriter
  • Aykut Oray actor
  • Mehmet Kazim Orbay former general, former senator
  • Serdar Ortac singer
  • Bulent Ortacgil singer
  • Mehmet Oz cardiac surgeon, television host (born in U.S.A.)
  • Halil Turgut Ozal former prime minister, former president
  • Setenay Ozbek artist, writer
  • Ozge Ozberk actress
  • Gazanfer Ozcan actor
  • Gamze Ozcelik actress
  • Yaprak Ozdemiroglu actress
  • Ismet Ozel poet
  • Ali Ozgenturk film director
  • Serkan Ozkaya artist
  • Hilmi Ozkok former chief of staff
  • Munir Ozkul actor
  • Ferzan Ozpetek film director
  • Yigit Ozsener actor
  • Ismail Ogan Olympic medalist, wrestler
  • Mehmet Oktav Olympic medalist, wrestler
  • Mehmet Okur basketball player
  • Sibel Ozkan Olympic medalist, weightlifter

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.